Holemaker Technology cutting tools are not recommended for use with the Rotabroach Element range of magnet drills due to the absence of an obvious emergency stop feature on these units
Magnetic drills, pillar drills, and similar drill press equipment should have clear and unambiguous emergency stop features in accordance with current CE Markings and Directives
Do not touch rotating tools, spindles, arbors or adaptors
Do not place loose fitting gloves (especially Rigger Gloves), items of clothing, or jewellery near rotating tools or machine spindles.
Safety chains or similar restraints should be used to prevent a magnet drill falling in the event of a power cut to the electromagnetic base. Use extra caution with generator power supply for this reason
Wear approved Eye / Face guard, ear protection and hand protection at all times.
Inspect cutting tools before use: Do not use the tool if cracks or damage is observed on any part of the tool.
Use cutting tools within the torque and RPM recommendations
Inspect the tool regularly for any signs of damage. Immediately replace the tool if any damage is found.
Before use, ensure the tool is inserted securely into designated arbor, adapter or socket.
Be sure to disconnect power when handling cutting tools.
Use Impact type cutting tools only with Impact rated sockets, extensions, adapters & accessories.
Risk assessment and method statements should be produced and followed by the user at all times
Metal swarf and chips produced should be assessed for potential cut hazards
Excessive lubrication use should be assessed for potential slipping hazards, especially on smooth or painted surfaces
Position appropriate guarding to protect users and passers by from chips, debris and entanglement hazards
Slugs produced by annular cutters can become a hazard if they are allowed to fall from height.
Material, slugs, and swarf in recent contact with cutting tools can become very hot